eBee drones receive EASA’s C6 certificate for BVLOS flights in Europe
AgEagle Aerial Systems says its eBee line of fixed-wing mapping drones has been designated with the C6 class identification label in accordance with Europe’s new drone regulations.
With this new certification, the eBee X, eBee TAC (public safety product), eBee Ag, and eBee Geo drones have become eligible for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations with airspace observers over a controlled ground area in a sparsely populated environment throughout Europe.
Come January 1, 2024, and eBee drone operators will simply need to submit a required declaration with their applicable National Aviation Authority indicating whether they intend to fly missions in accordance with the European Standard Scenario- (“STS”) 01 or STS-02.
Interestingly, the eBee products with up to 90 minutes of flight time are currently the only professional drones in the market with both C6 and C2 markings. Barrett Mooney, chairman and CEO of AgEagle, explains how this will…